On shelter, food and money

In times of panic, I take a few deep breaths then try to calmly assess my current situation–my shelter, food & money–to realize that right here, right now, right at this exact moment, I’m okay.

When first diagnosed, you may suddenly feel like you are in a free-fall, that this was not what you were expecting, or that you knew something was wrong but now that you hear it, you imagine in an instant how differently your life will be, at least in the next few months.
 
In times of panic, I take a few deep breaths then try to calmly assess my current situation–my shelter, food & money–to realize that right here, right now, right at this exact moment, I'm okay.
 
With that in mind, I present these helpful categories:
 
shelter. 
Initially I wanted to call this category 'home' but I realized that some people are not in a place they would consider a 'forever' home and might flinch at the term. Maybe you are newly diagnosed and intending to move right away, or maybe you are temporarily in a rehab hospital or some other residential facility.
 
Maslow's hierarchy of needs says that at the most basic level we need shelter. So whatever your shelter situation, I hope you find information you can use in this category.
 
food.
Here I discuss my own experiences with ms diets and creating a meal plan. I also will share some easy recipes I've tried and recommend, some I plan to try, and maybe even report on some fails!
 
money.
This is a place where I review basic finance, income, as well as any other employment and estate planning issues.
 
assists.
Finally, the category for things I use to help me. Àlso product reviews, self-help tips and tricks, maybe even an occasional helpful quote or positive affirmation.
 
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (m.s.) in July 1991 so I've been learning to live with it for more than 25 years. Follow me here to learn and share things.
 
And know that you can do this.

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One thought on “On shelter, food and money

  1. “…right here, right now, right at this exact moment, I’m okay.”
    We have the exact same panic coping mechanism. This is what I do as well.

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